Buying From Your Local Butcher: Poultry

Buying From Your Local Butcher: Poultry

How can you shop for the best quality, tastiest meat? What interesting cuts can you buy, and how should you cook them? Buying meat from a butcher can seem a little intimidating when you’re used to picking the same packets of meat off the supermarket 

Kenny Tutt’s Perfect Christmas Turkey

Kenny Tutt’s Perfect Christmas Turkey

The humble turkey has been appearing on our tables from the 16th century. If done right, for Kenny it is still the undisputed king of the Christmas spread. As with other classics there are many, many top tips and dos and don’ts on the quest 

Pan-Fried Duck Breast with Braised Red Cabbage, Fondant Potato & Port Sauce

Pan-Fried Duck Breast with Braised Red Cabbage, Fondant Potato & Port Sauce

This duck recipe is really something special leading up to Christmas. The duck is juicy with a crisp skin, the potatoes soft and fluffy from simmering in stock and the red cabbage full of beautiful festive spices. The duck cooks very quickly, so have your 

The Smokin’ Elk’s Guide to Barbecuing your Christmas Turkey

The Smokin’ Elk’s Guide to Barbecuing your Christmas Turkey

The Smokin’ Elk is a huge advocate of cooking outdoors all year round and yes, that includes Christmas. This year, why not take the turkey outside? Not only does it remove the stress from the kitchen whilst freeing up plenty of oven space for all 

How to Cook the Ultimate #JuicyBird Christmas Turkey

How to Cook the Ultimate #JuicyBird Christmas Turkey

Cooking a safe and succulent Christmas turkey can be a daunting task, but at Thermapen we believe it can be a simple and stress-free experience. As part of our #JuicyBird campaign against dry turkey, we have created an ASMR video that aims to show just 

Chicken & Nduja Pie with Borlotti Beans

Chicken & Nduja Pie with Borlotti Beans

Whoever said that you can’t improve on perfection had obviously never added nduja to a chicken pie. Tender thighs, spicy pork and fragrant white wine make this pie incredibly rich and unforgettable. Ensure your pie filling is safe to eat by cooking to at least 

The Hedgecombers’ Tea-Smoked Chicken Thighs

The Hedgecombers’ Tea-Smoked Chicken Thighs

Jane Sarchet, also known as The Hedgecombers, is a food writer, photographer and real food recipe creator who uses high quality, natural ingredients from on and around her family farm in Cornwall. Her latest venture is a 6-part TV series for Amazon Prime where she 

Barbechoo’s Bacon Wrapped Turkey Crown with Cranberry Bacon Jam

Barbechoo’s Bacon Wrapped Turkey Crown with Cranberry Bacon Jam

We are delighted to have UK BBQ enthusiast James McKay back on the Thermapen blog to present this sweet and succulent barbecued turkey recipe. James shares recipes and guides to barbecuing on his YouTube channel, as well as his blog barbechoo.com. There’s a well-known saying 

Autumn Roast Chicken with Herbs and Root Vegetables

Autumn Roast Chicken with Herbs and Root Vegetables

In the months before Christmas we often find ourselves roasting chickens at every opportunity in mental and emotional preparation for the pressure of the bountiful festive bird. This recipe is great for one of the first roasts of the season, as the autumn veggies won’t 

Everyday Use for Your Thermapen

Everyday Use for Your Thermapen

Whether you’re setting off for university having never cooked a sausage in your life, or you’re seasoned at whipping up a quick plate of bangers and mash, you can never be too careful when it comes to cooking meat. Weekday meals are often a flurry